Note to self: Never send your late father’s inheritance in the mail. UPS might lose it.
More than nine months ago, an Ontario woman was dividing the inheritance left by her late father and tried to send her brother his share of the money, amounting to $846,000 in Canadian dollars. The bank recommended sending a bank draft, and Lorette Taylor shipped the important package to her brother, Louis Paul Herbert, who lives about 270 miles away.
Back in February, Herbert was waiting for the package to arrive at his UPS store, but it never got there. UPS tracked it to Concord, which is north of Toronto, but couldn’t find any other information. The package seems to have simply disappeared.
While the money is still technically sitting in a bank, TD Canada Trust is keeping the $846,000 in limbo even after Taylor signed an agreement making her liable even if the money is cashed illegally. For its part, UPS has offered to refund the $32 fee that Taylor paid for shipping.